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  • Is Facebook’s Pay To Play News Feed Good for News?

    May 24, 2015

    The Facebook empire of 1.4 billion users just conquered new territory, unrolling a “partnership” to host articles from some of the most well-known news publications in the world, in a vent...

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  • Choosing Life

    May 03, 2015

    The affable, soft-spoken dairy farmer stood outside his 70-stall milking barn on his 230-acre family farm. When his father started farming there in 1950 were about 800 dairy farms in New York state’...

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  • Burying Vietnam, Launching Perpetual War

    Feb 09, 2015

    How Thanking the Veteran Meant Ignoring What Happened The 1960s — that extraordinary decade — is celebrating its 50th birthday one year at a time. Happy birthday, 1965!  How, though, do y...

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  • Michael Hudson on the New Federal Budget

    Feb 09, 2015

    On the Senate’s last day in session in December, it approved the government’s $1.1 trillion budget for coming fiscal year. Few people realize how radical the new U.S. budget law was. Budget la...

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  • All Forms of Life Are Sacred

    Jan 29, 2015

    The battle for the rights of animals is not only about animals. It is about us. Once we desanctify animals we desanctify all life. And once life is desanctified the industrial machines of death, an...

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  • Can We Get to Zero Nuclear Weapons?

    Jan 17, 2015

    It was one of the most stirring speeches an American president had ever given. The place was Prague; the year was 2009; the president was the recently sworn in Barack Obama. The promise made that day ...

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  • The Myth of the Free Press

    Oct 31, 2014

    There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of the work of the investigative journalist Gary Webb, than t...

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  • Whose Security? How Washington Protects Itself and the Corporate Sector

    Sep 05, 2014

    The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs.  In these comments, I can only provide a few hints as to how I think the subject can be productively explored, keep...

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  • Newest Reader: Publisher’s Note

    Aug 29, 2014

    Today, one in three persons born into middle class households will fall out of that status as adults. Small business owners, suburban homeowners, and skilled construction tradespeople, once the domina...

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  • John Feffer: On Gaza

    Jul 20, 2014

    The Palestinians of Gaza are guilty of that new post-Cold War misdemeanor: voting while Muslim. The punishment for this crime has been eight years of economic hardship, international isolation, and pe...

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